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Richard Dowland

July 24, 1946 — February 9, 2020

Richard "Dick" Lee Dowland, Sr., of Frederic, MI passed away peacefully at home on February 9, 2020 at the age of 73 after a long battle with Leukemia.

Richard served in the Army from 1966 to 1968 with part of his service in Vietnam. Richard married his wife Andrea on April 4, 1966 and were married for 42 years until her passing in 2008.

Richard enjoyed his hunting, fishing and trail riding. He enjoyed hundreds of trips to the Soo property along with family and friends. After his wife Annie passed, he enjoyed his winters in Florida with sister Linda and brother-in-law George and Gail. He enjoyed working on and painting vehicles when his kids were young. He recalled enjoying any and all jobs from his past but especially enjoyed his landfill job. Richard was a hard worker and always kept busy; whether at work or at home.

Everyone who knew Dick would say he worked hard and played harder.

Richard is survived by his beloved sister, Linda (George) Dowland-Bell of Frederic; sons, Richard (Emilee) Lee Dowland Jr. of Frederic, MI, and Troy (Tasha) Damon Dowland of Gaylord, MI; daughter and caregiver, Jody (Joseph) Marie Ruddy of Grayling, MI; grandchildren, Jeffrey, Jessica, Dylan, Andrea, Damion, Abigail, Cleland and Ember; as well as step-grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Richard is preceded in death by his parents, Don & Marie Dowland; his wife, Andrea "Annie" Dowland; and brothers Ed Dowland and Dennis Dowland.

A memorial service will be held at Sorenson-Lockwood Funeral Home at 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 18, 2020 with visitation starting at 1:00 p.m.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Sorenson-Lockwood Funeral Home.

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Grayling, MI 49738

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Tuesday, February 18, 2020

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Sorenson Lockwood Funeral Home, Inc.

1108 West North Down River Road
Grayling, MI 49738

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